Lizo Gqoboka rugby player
Lizo Gqoboka rugby player

Lizo Gqoboka

24th Mar 1990 1.82m/115kg Loosehead Prop

Due to his school not playing rugby, Gqoboka concentrated on athletics and soccer and only started playing rugby at 19 when he moved to Durban and joined Durban Collegians Sports Club.

In 2012, the 29-year-old earned a senior contract with the Eastern Province Kings and was included in their 2012 Vodacom Cup squad.

He was initially named in the Kings Super Rugby training squad for the 2013 Super Rugby season but was later released.

With the Eastern Province Kings promoted to the 2014 Currie Cup Premier Division, Gqoboka made his first appearance in the Premier Division of this competition in August 2014 when he was named in their run-on side for their opening match of the season against Western Province.

Gqoboka has been included as one of eight uncapped players in the Springbok squad ahead of the June internationals against France.

The powerful front rower is yet to make his test debut despite showing some impressive form for the Bulls since his debut against the Stormers in 2016 and has made 25 Super Rugby appearances.

Gqoboka took his Super Rugby cap tally to 53 Super Rugby caps as the Bulls made their way to the semi-finals of the competition and forced his way into the 2019 Springbok Rugby Championship squad.

He heads into the competition looking to make his test debut having been involved with the squad before.


Career

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Loosehead Prop
2016 - present
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Loosehead Prop
2016 - present
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Loosehead Prop
2019 - present
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Loosehead Prop
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Tighthead Prop
2012 - 2016
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Loosehead Prop
2016 - 2017
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Loosehead Prop
2016 - 2019